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Alaeddin Mosque, Konya

The Alaeddin Mosque was built in 1221 AD. Photo © Dick Osseman. View all images in our Alaeddin Mosque Photo Gallery.
Interior of the mosque. Photo © Dick Osseman.
Tombs of Seljuk sultans. Photo © Dick Osseman.
Minbar. Photo © Dick Osseman.

The Alaeddin Mosque (also spelled Alaettin) is the largest and oldest mosque in Konya, constructed by the Seljuk Sultan of Rum in 1221. It lies on Alaettin Hill, the site of Konya's original acropolis.

The Alaeddin Mosque has some interesting architectural features, such as columns of different sizes and decorations incorporated from different periods. The interior includes a tomb chamber with the sarcophagi of a dozen Seljuk sultans.

Quick Facts on Alaeddin Mosque

Site Information
Names:Alaeddin Mosque
City:Konya
Country:Turkey
Categories:Mosques
Faiths:Islam
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Konya, Turkey
Coordinates:37.873346° N, 32.492859° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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References

  1. Alaeddin Mosque - Archnet Digital Library
  2. Religious Monuments of Konya - Turkey Ministry of Tourism

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Title:Alaeddin Mosque, Konya
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Last updated:10/25/2009
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